Stories are the best way to inspire and motivate. I was coaching an executive with the Gap. He needed to inspire action and commitment. I first asked him to tell me about himself. He said,“I’m a newly promoted vice president and this is my first speech to the company since my promotion.”

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  Can a Good Speech Coach Make You a Better Speaker? Watch and see.  Under the Magnifying Glass in Action: Patricia Fripp’s Virtual Coaching Patricia Fripp delivered this session as the third presentation at the District 1 Toastmasters Virtual Spring Conference 2020. Patricia was coaching brave coachee’s. The audience saw how editing, specificity, painting a […]

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Under the Influence: How Achievers Succeed (Friday) Hall of Fame keynote speaker Patricia Fripp arrived in San Francisco from England at age 20 with no job or contacts. Since then she has become a very successful entrepreneur and in-demand speaker and presentation coach. In her presentation, she will celebrate the Achievers and discuss what we need […]

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 Effective Leaders Tell Stories of Their Everyday Heroes Leaders always need to communicate, and in challenging times, even more frequently. I don’t know how you judge a company, but most likely, to a large extent, it is the same way I do: by the interactions you have with the company’s ordinary, everyday heroes. Those […]

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With hundreds of millions now working from home and communicating through Zoom, you have an advantage when you understand how to make Zoom work for you. Patricia Fripp and Director of Client Experience for FrippVT, Paul Griffin team up to share their best practices and technical expertise to help you get the most from Zoom:

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Bill Gove told me, “The written word is for the eye. The spoken word is for the rhythm.” Bill was the first president of the National Speakers Association. Understanding the difference between writing and speaking was just one sign of Bill’s brilliance as a speaker. Mary, the principal of a very exclusive girls’ school, came […]

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It is not your customer’s job to remember you. It is your obligation and responsibility not to let them forget you. We all know it is easier to resell your satisfied customers than find new ones. However, you are failing your customers if they don’t know how you can serve them in different ways than […]

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Some people are very comfortable with talking about themselves – sometimes too comfortable. The uncomfortable feeling you get, when someone drones on about themselves, is why you may find it difficult to talk about yourself without feeling immodest. I understand. However, from time to time we are all inevitably required to introduce ourselves to new […]

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How do you write a good acceptance speech? Start early, be yourself, honor those who’ve helped you, state your connection to the organization giving you the award, and rehearse…again…again and again. Every year the American Payroll Association honors their Man and Woman of the Year. The next year at the annual conference call Congress they deliver […]

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